Louise Chan: The Voice of Growth

Louise Chan is the Associate Director of Nursing (ADoN) for the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability services (MHAIDS) covering Capital and Coast DHB, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. With a passion for development, Louise aspires to enhance the experiences of nurses. In this episode, Louise shares how volunteering and charity work shaped her values, she…

Jess Stuart: Love Your Mondays!

Who says you can’t love Mondays? Jess Stuart is a coach, author, international speaker and former senior HR Professional who draws upon her experiences to help people to reach their potential. In this episode, Jess shares how ‘work is part of life’ and how we can thrive both at home and at work. She talks…

Devoreaux Walton: Cultural Intelligence Works

Devoreaux Walton is a Global Diversity and Inclusion Manager based in Dallas, Texas in the United States. In this episode Devoreaux draws upon her experiences and passion for helping others by sharing why the concept of Cultural Intelligence is so important in the modern day workplace. She not only shares how it helps people to…

Adrian Coysh: Getting Disabled Kiwis into Work

Having grown up in South Auckland, living overseas and working in different industries, Adrian Coysh understands the benefits of embracing diversity. In this episode, Adrian shares how his personal experiences with the disabled community led him to advocate for fairer practices in the workplace. He also talks about why he created ‘Drink my Coffee’, a…

Happy 70th Birthday Dad!

Manuia lou aso fānau. Today is the 21st of September and it’s my dad’s 70th birthday, but due to the current Lockdown in Auckland I am unable to see him in person. It also happens to be World Gratitude Day, so I wanted to take a small moment to say thank you to the most…

David Sharples / Cherie Perrow: Lockdown Career Tips 2

Given New Zealand’s return into Lockdown, my thoughts are with job searchers and career explorers during this challenging time.  The purpose of this special episode is to feature my friends from the careers industry who will share useful career tips and advice.   My first guest is David Sharples, a Vocational Consultant from Alpha Consultants who…

Elina Ashimbayeva: Amazing Everyday Humans

After studying biomedicine and then working in the health, education and corporate sectors, Elina Ashimbayeva realised her destiny was to champion the voice of others.  She co-developed the digital platform ‘Storyo’, which shares stories of everyday women and other marginalised genders in Aotearoa.   In this episode, Elina shares how her work experiences provided insight into…

Victoria Swan / Deb Crossan: Lockdown Career Tips 1

Given New Zealand’s recent return into Lockdown, my thoughts are with job searchers and  career explorers during this challenging time.  The purpose of this special episode is to feature my friends from the careers industry who will share tips on how to look for work during lockdown, how to best use online platforms for research…

Time for a coffee break?

Wow, what a week it’s been… moving into lockdown happened so quickly, so my thoughts are with everyone during these uncertain times! Whilst COVID-19 interrupted many of our daily activities, it also created new opportunities during lockdown. In fact, one thing I appreciated from the lockdowns in 2020 was the opportunity to learn and create…

Ali Cowley: BAM! Creativity as a Superpower

Having grown up idolising The Hulk and Michael Jackson, Ali Cowley spent his youth surrounded by the great forces of creativity. His Samoan father also taught him the craft of drawing and sketching. After a colourful OE in Australia involving dance performances and working in a Chicken Farm, Ali trained in animation and went on…